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Boston College’s History Channel (Ch. 49) is broadcast to the entire BC campus community through closed-circuit cable. The History Channel serves primarily as a supplement to courses in the History Department; professors request certain films to be broadcast that correspond to the material being covered in their classes. In addition, the History Channel regularly features historical films that we hope will be of general interest to the BC community.

Each month, a listing of the films to be shown will be posted, along with links to a synopsis of each film. Weekly schedules will also be posted.

January Movies

Freedom Riders

American Experience: Freedom Riders

 "From PBS and American Experience - This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders."
 

 

 

February Movies

The National Parks America's Best Idea

The National Parks: America's Best Idea (Discs 2, 3)

The history of the U.S. National Parks system, including the initial ideas which led to the world's first national parks and the expansion of the system over 150 years.

 

 

March Movies

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Europa Europa

Europa Europa (1990)

A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

A Brooklyn youth feels his only chance to get somewhere is as the king of the disco floor.

Freedom Riders

American Experience: Freedom Riders

 "From PBS and American Experience - This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders."

Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

 

 

 


 

 

April Movies

Persepolis

Persepolis

Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.

 

 

 

 

 

Tsotsi

Tsotsi (2005)

Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Movie descriptions courtesy of imdb.com